Give The Players A Voice

Good stuff from a recent Athletic article about Eric Musselman at Arkansas, and how he learned from Chuck Daly to give the players a voice: He adds this is a risky strategy, as that third game against UCLA showed. The team will have to live with the possibility that Hagans gets hot early and forces […]

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Will Weaver And Sydney Kings

Really enjoyed this look inside the approach of Will Weaver, an American coach in his first year running the show for the Sydney Kings. https://nbl.com.au/news/how-will-weaver-has-brought-the-sydney-kings-to-the-brink-of-nbl-history

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Let Them Coach Each Other

In my fourth year at Rhode Island College (2008-09) we had established the program at a pretty high level. We had been to the Elite 8 in 2007 and went back to the second round of the tournament in 2008, winning the Little East Championship in both years. We had beaten two division I teams […]

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Change Their Rhythm

We were down 3 to Creighton in the 2nd half this week with about 15 minutes to play. They were in a pretty good flow on offense, getting the shots they wanted and we had been fortunate they missed some shots they normally make. Creighton is the best 3-point shooting team in the league, and […]

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Ken Pom On The Intentional Violation

https://theathletic.com/1597865/2020/02/11/kenpom-the-rule-loophole-that-is-the-best-way-to-foul-up-three/

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The Program On Toughness

I’m reading the book “The Program: Lessons from elite military units for creating and sustaining high performance leaders and teams.” I’m really intrigued by their definition of toughness. I love the idea that toughness is binary – you either are tough or you are not. It is an on/off switch, not a dial. The Program […]

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Habits

Pete Strickland was the head coach at Coastal Carolina for a number of years, and before that an assistant coach at a bunch of different places including NC State, GW, Old Dominion, and Dayton. He’s currently the head coach of the Irish National team. I got to know Pete a little bit when he was […]

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“What Does It Take To Break You?”

Nick Saban defines toughness for his team.

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Individual Achievers vs. Managers

I really enjoyed this podcast from Ryan Hawk with Jim Clifton, who is the CEO of Gallup. Clifton talks about the research they’ve done that statistically backs up what is most important to organizations. And his conclusion is that managers of people are extremely important to the success of the organization. One great point he […]

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The Pacers New Culture

A look at how the Pacers new management team went about building their culture with the “Three T’s” – Togetherness, Toughness and Trust. Love the way they engaged their players: “Looking back, I think the most important thing that we did as a front office was get our players’ input,” Buchanan said. “We asked Darren Collison, […]

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